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Blades Hospice visit inspires charity skydive

19 May 2015

The managing director of back-of-shirt Club sponsor DBL Logistics has been inspired to skydive from 15,000ft to raise money for local charity Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.

David Clarkson bravely decided to tackle a tandem skydive after a visit to the hospice during the Blades' Christmas community visit day inspired him to fundraise for the charity.

The event will take place at Hibaldstow Airfield in Lincolnshire on 12th July.

David, pictured with Nigel Clough at the recent 'Sleepout United' charity event, said: "Being a part of Sheffield United's community visit day really opened my eyes to the wonderful work that Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice do.

"I was overwhelmed by the both bravery of the children and their families and the hard work and dedication of the staff, so I wanted to support them in any way possible.

"Taking on a skydive is going to be a challenge as I'm not too fond of heights, but I hope to raise more than £5,000 by doing this and I hope that can go some way to helping such a worthy cause."

Jo Berry, events fundraiser for Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice, said: "It's fantastic that David is taking the plunge by taking part in a skydive.

"Money raised by people setting themselves sponsored challenges such as this helps us to continue to care for and support children and young adults with complex medical needs as its costs upwards of £3 million a year to provide this vital service to families in the region.

"I think what David is doing is inspirational and we wish him all the best for the skydive."

Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice offers care and support to children with a shortened life expectancy and complex medical needs, both in their own homes and at their hospice in North Anston.

To support David's skydive visit his JustGiving page:

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